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Friday, September 30, 2011

AMI BIOS Beep Codes

SOURCE and more info at: (posted by chou)

AMI (American Megatrends International) BIOS uses beeps of the same length and pitch. The error is displayed as a number of beeps. For example, 4 beeps indicated a timer failure.

1 Beep
(No video) Memory refresh failure
Bad memory

2 Beeps
Memory parity error Bad memory

3 Beeps
Base 64K mem failure
Bad memory

4 Beeps
Timer not operational
Bad motherboard

5 Beeps
Processor error
Bad processor

6 Beeps
8042 Gate A20 failure
Bad CPU or Motherboard

7 Beeps
Processor exception
Bad processor

8 Beeps
Video memory error
Bad video card or memory

9 Beeps
ROM checksum error

10 Beeps
CMOS checksum error
Bad motherboard

11 Beeps
Cache memory bad
Bad CPU or motherboard

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